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of muscle shoals fame and renown


Out since 2013-09-27: a documentary by Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier on the – utterly soulful – music scene in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, and that unique sound that emanated from Fame Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio!
http://muscleshoals.co.uk/
http://www.muscleshoalsthemovie.com/
http://www.magpictures.com/muscleshoals/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_(film)
http://www.waxpoetics.com/blog/contests/muscle-shoals
http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/greg-camaliers-musical-muscle
http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/dv/feature/spotlight-greg-freddy-camalier-director-richard-lowe-editor-muscle-shoals/64154
http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/projects/muscle-shoals/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals,_Alabama#Music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_Sound_Studio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAME_Studios
http://www.record-racks.com/?p=551
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Fame
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Fame+records
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=fame&mode=2
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Muscle+Shoals

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rock history in 100 riffs

Alex Chadwick plays 100 famous guitar riffs in one take – on a 1958 Fender Stratocaster – giving you a chronological history of rock n’ roll. And Ace have recently released a Fender – The Golden Age 1950-1970 (Inspirational Guitar Music That Defined The Sound Of Rock ‘n Roll)v/a cd. For the full detailed list of all the artists, keys, and year of each song played in the 100 riffs: http://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/100riffs/#.T_GFBpGYnTo

maydiea cole & ed ‘shank’ wells

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“Bye, bye baby (my pride)” by Shank & Maydiea (Ed Wells, nicknamed Shank in college, and his sister Maydiea Cole) is off 2006’s Flip Hits! And Misses!” v/a cd on Ace (CDCHD 1086) but the B side “Why don’t you tell me?” of the original Flip 7″ (cat. no. 361, 1962) hasn’t been reissued yet! Go, Roger Armstrong, go!
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=4721
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=803
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=780
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=770
http://www.cmshowcase.org/jimmuseum/flip_records.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flip_Records_(1950s)
http://www.globaldogproductions.info/f/flip.html
http://www.bsnpubs.com/la/flip/flip.html

rip johnny otis

I.M. Johnny Otis (1921-12-28 > 2012-01-17). More on Mr. Otis via http://uzine.posterous.com/iannis-johnny-otis-veliotes and see also:
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=2073
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=797
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=318
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=453
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=641
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=729
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=849
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=878
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8754
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8882

im etta james

RIP soul queen Etta James (73) who’d been taken into hospital, suffering from leukemia. Legendary for her recordings on Chess, she had recently released what had been announced as her last  album on Verve Forecast: The Dreamer (2011-11-08) – before that she was on RCA Victor. On the reissue front, there’s just been a box set on Hip-O Select: Heart & Soul – A Retrospective(2011-10), while Kent / Ace have equally launched a number of reissues with bonus tracks viz. Call My NameandLosers Weepers“. More on Etta in my next post!

first to be stranded in the jungle

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The original version of a legendary track, and – post Haloween – a horror tune from 1958 (unrelated to this Dead“), both off The Flash Records Story (Popular Platters – Recorded And Retailed)v/a 2cd on Ace (CDTOP2-1309, 2011-09). Yes indeed, the Jayhawks were the first to record Stranded in the jungle– in 1956-05. That’s before the Gadabouts (1956-06?) ànd the Cadets (1956-06!), whose hit version has since become the definitive interpretation. The two Cadets (aka the Jacks) versions are off Ace’s The Cadets Meet The Jacks Stranded In The Junglecd (CDCHD-534, 1994). Band images: the Cadets.

iannis “johnny otis” veliotes

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Johnny Otis (of Greek descent, born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes) is one of those rhythm ‘n’ blues heroes that played an important role, was an esteemed player in his own time … but who has remained an R’n’B pioneer that never made it to megastardom, nor was he to have a second career hit like Johnny “Guitar” Watson or others had … Still, just read those first couple of lines of this wiki, and you’ll see he’s worth your listening attention … e.g. via this Ace cd. Image source: “the Dreamers visit Johnny Otis in 1954 via the Doo-Wop Society of Southern California.